United Front: Kingston Frontenacs, Scotiabank join forces with United Way KFL&A to help strengthen community

Kingston, ON (August 31, 2023) – The Kingston Frontenacs, Scotiabank and United Way Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington are pleased to announce a partnership that hopes to make a positive impact on the community. All three organisations share a commitment to fostering social change and promoting community wellbeing and, through this collaboration, they hope to inspire others in the community as well.

The United Way KFL&A, Scotiabank and the Kingston Frontenacs will be launching this new partnership, titled “United Front” during the Kingston Frontenacs 2023-24 home opener at Leon’s Centre.

The Kingston Frontenacs home-opener takes place on Friday, September 29th. Volunteers and staff from all three organizations will be on site to help raise funds and awareness about United Way, the ongoing fundraising campaign and how your donations can make an impact. Look for more details closer to the date.

The partnership builds on the Kingston Frontenacs commitment to giving back to the community through various programs including supporting the United Way KFL&A’s community donation drives like the Backpack Program and Winter Clothing Drive.

“This partnership aligns with the Kingston Frontenacs Hockey Club’s values and the team’s goals of bringing the community together,” said Nicole Kemp, Assistant Vice President, Business Operations. “We believe this partnership can provide a positive impact to the Kingston community, while also supporting incentives that help those in need. We are excited to work hand-in-hand with two dedicated partners in the United Way KFL&A and Scotiabank and we can’t wait to get started”.

“Thank you to the Kingston Frontenacs and Scotiabank for this United Front partnership and helping to raise awareness and funds for United Way KFL&A.” said Colonel Sonny Hatton, 2023 United Way Campaign Chair. “I have witnessed firsthand the generosity of this caring community and I know that we are stronger together. This partnership works to bring that message to even more community members and shows that they can make a difference locally in the lives of their friends, family, neighbours and colleagues.”

Scotiabank, the official sponsor of the 2023-24 Kingston Frontenacs season, is also excited about the collaboration and an opportunity to make an impact locally.

“Scotiabank is committed to being a force for good and a force for growth across our footprint. We look forward to working with both the Kingston Frontenacs and the United Way in the upcoming season by providing ongoing support and advice throughout our community” said Brett Patterson, Scotiabank Branch Manager Kingston Financial Centre.
By joining forces with the United Way KFL&A, both groups hope to help raise funds and awareness for the valuable programs and services funded by the United Way KFL&A.

In 2022, over 54,000 individuals were helped locally through a United Way funded agency or program. Look for posters, information, and ways to donate at each home game this season and a portion of ticket sales will also be donated to United Way.

Click on the link below and purchase a ticket to the Kingston Frontenacs 2023-24 home opener on Fri, September 29th at Leon’s Centre. $2.00 from each ticket sold will be donated to the United Way KFL&A! Plus, use this link to purchase tickets for every home game that follows until the end of campaign to continue giving back ($2 per ticket)! Please share the link with friends and family to make even more of an impact locally!

About United Way KFL&A

United Way Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington works closely with community partners to ensure that people have the opportunity to reach their full potential and live with hope, dignity, and a sense of belonging.

The United Way raises funds for programs that support immediate needs while also tackling complex social issues collaboratively. Led by volunteers, driven by a small professional staff team, the United Way KFL&A is a unifying force, encouraging people to get involved to support our most vulnerable.

United Way KFL&A has once again made the Top 100 Charities in Canada List for according to rankings from Charity Intelligence, a position they have held for the past five years.
Stay up to date by following their social media channels – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn or visit www.unitedwaykfla.ca

About Scotiabank
Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: “for every future”, we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.

About the Kingston Frontenacs
The Kingston Frontenacs Hockey Club is committed to growing the game of hockey and inspiring the next generation of young athletes and fans, while creating equity, diversity, and inclusion in the sport we all love. The team is also focused on utilising its platform to generate a positive impact for the city and community that they are so proud to play for.

Media Contacts:
Mandy Pasch, Director, Marketing and Communications
United Way KFL&A
613-876-3088, marketing@unitedwaykfla.ca

Jordan Jackson, Director, Media and Game Operations
Kingston Frontenacs
613-328-6787, jordan@kingstonfrontenacs.com